How I Came to Love My Little Country Hometown
I fondly tell people I meet about the corn, farms, small town life, the sneaking around to drink beer, enjoying the occasional dip of chewing tobacco, and other fine things that come with being a teenage boy. But, if I’m honest with myself, that’s not the truth. I hated growing up in my small town in south-central Nebraska. I hated the small talk, the old ladies asking about my...
We are not saying stop free speech. We are staying stop hate speech. …You have...– Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, secretary general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation • Advocating for a global ban on denigrating the character of the Islamic faith’s prophet, Muhammad. This is a red-hot issue, as it was six years ago, when a series of Danish cartoons mocking Muhammad sparked...
statehate: personally I find my self-absorption rather endearing If you’re not cool enough to be self-absorbed, you’re boring.
On Whether or Not Netanyahu is Clever
squashed: On the world stage, the United States is a bit like the popular guy who, love him or hate him, the whole school aligns themselves in relation to. Israel is a bit like the popular guy’s troubled friend who most people try to get along with a bit because the U.S. will take it personally if they don’t. Or, to put it slightly differently, Israel is an important regional ally to the United...
laliberty replied to your post: LOL Factor The winning tumblr formula is (1) short, (2) superficial, (3) has picture. Bonus points for mocking, sarcastic, or angry tone. Yep. I’ve learned a self-righteous tone that attacks people for not being as moral as me also works wonders.
That little Drudge/Sullivan post, which took about 2 minutes to make, has more notes than things I’ve spent hours thinking about. Damn thee, Tumblr.
blu3rsx replied to your photoset: When Drudge Is A Genius Is when you’re still up… Perfection
President (Hillary) Clinton? →
The State Department confirmed late Wednesday that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will meet in New York on Thursday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after he delivers a speech to the U.N. General Assembly likely to focus heavily on the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran.
Why Shouldn't Conservatives Ask if Obama's a... →
jgreendc: Just your average day of trolling the trolls. So this link has built up a few outraged comments from people incensed that David isn’t denouncing the contents of these questionares. Fun fact: The last line makes both a “you know who else?” joke AND links to South Park’s Dancing with Smurfs episode, which bashes Glenn Beck for “just asking...
But really, what I’m interested in is the rising trend of conservatives denying...– Opening Act: The Poll Sample Truthers Republican math is the real math, just like Republican science. Hop on your dinosaur, Jesus. (via zainyk) I think there probably does need to be a point or so taken away from the Democratic sample, but this is wildly egregious.
In which two Scott Brown staffers "tomahawk chop"... →
squashed: motherjones: Umm… I’ve long felt that [Scott Brown’s attack on Warren’s ancestry was thinly-veiled racism. This sort of thing pulls the curtain away. We could talk about whether or not Warren got the race of some of her great great grandparents confused and whether that is relevant to anything. (I mean, we could, if we wanted to waste time. But his particular election has actual...
This Changes Everything! →
kohenari: Sarah Kliff has a great piece about reactions to the new calorie information found on the food at McDonald’s. This is my favorite quote, but there were a bunch I considered posting here: I did find one customer who had noticed the calorie labels: Dick Nigon of Sterling, Va. He and his wife, Lea, had stopped by McDonald’s after seeing an exhibit at the Renwick Gallery. Dick had...
Why Shouldn't Conservatives Ask if Obama's a... →
Just your average day of trolling the trolls.
Zadie Smith: "It has never been hard for me to pay...
motherjones: Appropriate today, from “The North West London Blues”: Some people owe everything they have to the bank accounts of their parents. I owe the state. Put simply, the state educated me, fixed my leg when it was broken, and gave me a grant that enabled me to go to university. It fixed my teeth (a bit) and found housing for my veteran father in his dotage. When my youngest brother was...
kohenari replied to your photo: Public Service Announcement: President Obama is… Yay politics! Yay America! My reply section is filled with vitriol. Mildly tempted to record some of it here. Some people…
We cannot make those people other than what they are. After 11 years, and untold...– I’m with Rod. Bring our boys (and girls) home.
" There are 47 percent of the people who will vote... →
motherjones: EXCLUSIVE: When he doesn’t know the camera’s rolling, Mitt Romney says what he really thinks about American voters. I hope this was a lucrative fundraiser, because this will be in a campaign ad by this evening.
poorrichardsnews replied to your post: poorrichardsnews replied to your link: 10 Tweets… Yet you make no mention of your disagreement in the article and simply regurgitate his tweets. That makes sense. What is DC doing to you? Why would I publicly disagree with my employer on his blog? My byline is only on that article because I wrote the brief preface for it.
poorrichardsnews replied to your link: 10 Tweets that Explain Romney’s Flailing baloney. “dog whistling culture warrior,” “doing away with medicaid and medicare after that” “dick you over.” This is ridiculous. I’m I to understand that you agree with him? Do I agree with all of David’s language and rhetoric? No. Do I agree with his broader point, which is that the GOP is failing to...
10 Tweets that Explain Romney's Flailing →
50 Shades of Election Days...
As we’re hitting what is bound to be most aggressively stupid segment of the election (the interlude between conventions and debates), I figured I’d change the subject on Tumblr. So, each week I’ll be hosting a little open forum here on Tumblr. Let’s start with healthcare. The first I’d propose is probably the core problem with our current system, which is having...
thepoliticalnotebook: evanfleischer: Expect something cool from Torie (The Political Notebook), Tahlia (NotNadia), and I tomorrow. (And, no — just to answer this now — it isn’t a Neil deGrasse Tyson buddy cop movie.) It’s going to be so cool. So ridiculously cool. Edge of your seats now, everyone. As cool as this?
Kansas considers removing Obama from ballot →
pol102: May I please refer all (white) Americans to Title 8, Section 1401 of the US Code? It clearly states that, though I was born in Bolivia (as my passport and birth certificate clearly state), I am nevertheless a “natural born” citizen of the United States and therefore eligible to run for the presidency. Please apply as needed to other cases. Thank you. Via kohenari: In today’s...